Accession Number:

ADA265510

Title:

Project Reliance DoD's RDA Management Tool for the Twenty-First Century

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to examine Project Reliance as a management tool for maintaining the United States technological edge into the twenty-first century. DOD is one of the most significant consumers of technology in the nation and the world. Significant historical events in DoDs research development and acquisition programs since 1986 are covered to include the Goldwater-Nichols Act, National Security Decision Directive NSDD 219, DoDs S and T Thrusts and Project Reliance. Project Reliance is one of the most comprehensive restructuring efforts involving the science and technology base in over 40 years. The goals and framework for integrating research in DoD are presented. The high density flat panel display case study is an illustrative example of a Project Reliance program at work. It will discuss relative advantages and potential problems. Through the proper seeding for research and development dollars into critical dual-use technologies, such as the high density flat panel display, DoD should reduce unit costs, maintain U.S. technological superiority and assist key industries in remaining competitive and in the United States.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE